American Medical School Appoints Nigerian Visiting Professor ,Emmanuel Babatunde John As Dean - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, September 29, 2022

American Medical School Appoints Nigerian Visiting Professor ,Emmanuel Babatunde John As Dean

A medical school, Myers School of Nursing and Health Professions based in Pennsylvania, United States, has appointed a Nigerian-born Professor of Physical Therapy, Prof. Emmanuel Babatunde John as a Dean in the institution 

John,  a visiting Professor at the Chrisland University, Abeokuta,Ogun State, South West, Nigeria was until his new appointment, Chair and Associate Professor of the Department of Physical Therapy at Chapman University in Irvine, California, USA.

Currently, Chrisland University is collaborating with Professor John in furtherance of positioning the Institution's Doctor of Physiotherapy
Programme for global market.

It would be recalled that Prof. John had visited Nigeria sometimes in April, 2022 to fine-tune the process of a Memorandum of Understanding with Chrisland University, where he doubles as a Visiting Professor at the Physiotherapy Department of the institution.

The visiting Professor undertook a
review of the institution's curriculum, ensuring that the content is in tandem with global practice and is currently championing the proposed Transitional Doctor of Physiotherapy (tDPT), a programme which offers BSc Physiotherapy graduates opportunity to upgrade to Doctor of Physiotherapy programme.

John earned a bachelor’s degree in physiotherapy from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria; a Ph.D. in rehabilitation science from the University of Kansas Medical Center; a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Alabama State University, Montgomery; an MBA from Louisiana State University, Shreveport; and a Master of Public Health from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. 

He is a Credentialed Fellowship Graduate of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Educational Leadership Institute.

His research spans four areas: the effects of age, gender, and neurological lesions on the sense of motor effort; the effects of virtual reality rehabilitation and robotic rehabilitation interventions on the sense of motor efforts; the effects of discharge destinations and socioeconomic factors on motor function recovery after stroke; and the impact of brain-drain on physical therapy education in developing countries

Elated by the development, the Vice-Chancellor, Chrisland University, Prof Chinedum Peace Babalola, FAS, has swiftly conveyed hearty congratulations to the celebrated Don on the new appointment.

Prof Babalola described the Okitipupa, Ondo State Prof John as a worthy partner over whom the University was proud. 

"We are proud of the many achievements and accomplishments of Prof. John. We will continue to strengthen our relationship with him in this new role and in building up the Physiotherapy programme in Chrisland University,  nationally and internationally", the vice-chancellor stated  

John serves in leadership roles for a number of professional organizations, including as secretary and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the American Council on Academic Physical Therapy. 

He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Executive Director of the Nigeria Physiotherapy Network.

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